HyperDic: bull_thistle

English > 1 sense of the expression bull thistle:
NOUNplantbull thistle, boar thistle, spear thistle, Cirsium vulgare, Cirsium lanceolatumEuropean thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves
English > bull thistle: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningEuropean thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States.
Synonymsboar thistle, spear thistle, Cirsium vulgare, Cirsium lanceolatum
Broaderplume thistle, plumed thistleAny of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads

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